One month summer In- plant training at ICAR-CIWA, 2021

A one month summer In- plant training was imparted for 2 students of B Tech. Agricultural Engineering from College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in Farm Machinery and Power from 17th May to 16th June, 2021.
The trainee students attended lectures and undertook practicals in the field of agricultural engineering, machine design & ergonomics. They were introduced to role of woman in agriculture, agricultural statistics, occupational health hazard, design methodology of agricultural machinery, postural analysis techniques, human energy consumption, anthropometry etc. One project titled "Performance Evaluation of Groundnut Decorticator cum Stripper and Designing of Cleaning Screen" was designed and completed by the students. They applied the operational principles to evaluate the developed machinery. The students also benefitted by the hands on use of advanced ergonomics instrumentation and workshop machinery available at ICAR-CIWA. The students who completed summer in- plant training in Farm Machinery and Power were guided by the team of, Er. Chaitrali S. Mhatre, Scientist (FMP).
The students also had interaction session with Dr. Anil Kumar, Director, ICAR-CIWA. He encouraged them to pursue further studies and apply the knowledge gained by them in the training for designing better machinery and products. The training concluded with certificate distribution by the Director ICAR-CIWA, Dr. Anil Kumar, to the students on 16th June 2021.